Protecting the environment

Effective environmental management across our operations and value chain goes beyond compliance with applicable laws and regulations.



We are committed to continually improving our business activities to achieve the highest standards of sustainability, in line with our Environmental Commitment.

While improving the environmental performance of our manufacturing operations is vital, most of our ecological impacts arise elsewhere in our value chain—in particular, in tobacco growing and curing, and consumer waste. Working collaboratively with tobacco growers, suppliers, retailers, NGOs, and governments is critical to achieving our environmental targets.


Integrate Report 2020




Sustainability Materiality Report

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This online content about our Integrated Report should be read in conjunction with PMI’s 2020 Integrated Report. The information and data presented here cover the 2020 calendar year or reflect status at December 31, 2020, worldwide, unless otherwise indicated. Where not specified, data come from PMI estimates. Please also refer to 'About this report' on page 3 of the 2020 Integrated Report for more information. Aspirational targets and goals do not constitute financial projections, and achievement of future results is subject to risks, uncertainties and inaccurate assumptions, as outlined in our forward-looking and cautionary statements on page 145. In the 2020 Integrated Report and in related communications, the terms “materiality,” “material,” and similar terms, when used in the context of economic, environmental, and social topics, are defined in the referenced sustainability standards and are not meant to correspond to the concept of materiality under the U.S. securities laws and/or disclosures required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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